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ClickRadio Gets License by Universal Music Group

ClickRadio (http://www.clickradio.com) a free,Personalizable Internet radio service announced that it has been granted the first interactive radio license by music label giant Universal Music Group.

The ClickRadio service, set to launch this Spring, will let listeners customize music by clicking thumbs up, thumbs down or skip. It will also let them see lyrics, track info, bios, other information for eachSong.

The company says they won't use streaming "with all its flaws" rather choosing to cache content on consumers' hard drives.

Said Hank Williams President and founder, "We're thrilled to be working with Universal to createa service that meets the needs of the music industry in the Internet age whilesatisfying the demands of music fans for whom FM radio is less and lesssatisfying. They want high fidelity music now, they want to hear theirfavorite music and be introduced to new music, and they don't want all thehassles associated with streamed music."

ClickRadio uses Lucent Technologies ePAC (Enhanced Perceptual Audio Coding) compression system to deliver sound

Start-up ClickRadio has received funding from venture capital firms including Sierra, Telesoft and iHatch. The service will launch in May, says the company.

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